- South Korea removing restrictions for selling smartphones
Up until now, the citizens of South Korea could only buy cellphones from some of the local operators – KT, SK Telecom and LG U+, with sales in any other store or channel being forbidden. Network providers were also not required to activate phones, which have been bought free of contracts. Happily though, these restrictions have been removed with the entry of a new piece of legislation from the Korean Communications Commission, according to which, such devices are now able to be sold in both supermarkets and specialized stores without the need to sign a contract with any operator. Thanks to this new law the citizens of South Korea are now going to be able to use their phones with whichever provider they want and, of course, there is the fact, that a lot of new players are now going to be able to step on this market. B. A.